Days Where It’s Not OK

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Days Where It’s Not OK

I feel like I always have days like this; days where it’s just not ok.

Nobody talks about this on Social Media, well not any of my friends.  It’s all rainbows and lollipops and it is so easy to get disillusioned .  Nobody’s life is perfect.  Yes, it’s nice to look at pretty, happy things, but sometimes reality is good for us all.

It’s good to refresh our memories that there is no such thing as perfect; it is just an idea.

There are terrible things happening in the world, and unless we saw them on the news, or read about them in the paper, we wouldn’t know about them because we all live in our own bubble.

Well, this is kind of like that.  On a way smaller scale, but it’s still the same in theory.

Some days I just feel like running away.  Like dropping the kids off at my parents (or my in laws, yes I’m so lucky to have both of them at my finger tips), letting hubby know he’s on duty and then just checking into a hotel for the night.

It’s nobody’s fault that I feel this way – not my kids, not my husband.  It’s all me.  Sometimes I get overwhelmed with being an adult, and dealing with adult things.  And I am totally allowed to feel this way, life isn’t supposed to be easy.

So yesterday, I had a moment where I felt like I couldn’t breathe in my own house.  So I told my hubby I was going for a drive.  I got an ice cream and went down to the local beach and just sat and breathed.  And it was SO refreshing.  I needed it.

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After posting on Social Media about this little outing, I discovered so many people felt the same way, or had done a similar thing.  Took a wee time out.  I found out that it’s probably something we should all be doing – taking time for ourselves.

Now that is always easier said than done – but it can just be as simple as going for a drive.

So for a while now, I’ve taken it upon myself to try and show more the real side of my life.  The part that is sometimes not happy.  I don’t do it all the time, because honestly, I’m not upset or unhappy 24/7.  It just happens every now and then, and I’m ok with that.

If you feel like it, come and follow me on Facebook and Snapchat (happymumnz) – this is where I share the bulk of my insanity.

Let me know below – have you ever felt like escaping and having a wee time out?

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Triplet mum

Story of my life! Xx

Anonymous

Absolutely! So refreshing to hear I’m not the only one! I love your blogs and posts!

Anonymous

Absolutely! For most mothers the amount of time we actually get to ourselves is minuscule. It’s really important to get time out but we are really bad at asking for it or even expecting it.

melissalosesit

I used to have days like this on a semi regular basis before I went back to work full time. I didn’t want to work full time to start with but it is what it is and the little 15 min bits I get in the car between daycare and work are what I need to keep me sane. I so know the feeling though and my god its not fun. If you want to see a more real side of parenting on social media you should join us over on Twitter. We bitch and moan and form our own little support groups it really has been my saving grace some days.

Claire

Most days!! Thanks for your brutal honesty – it is refreshing and beautifully “normal” x

Kym

Yup,definitely though not good at listening to the need and very good at pushing me aside for everything else.

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